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NMIS Insights Engage special: Exploring the NMIS Digital Factory

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As part of the University of Strathclyde’s Engage Week, join us as we explore our all-new Digital Factory – a world-leading facility within the NMIS HQ currently under construction that is already driving forward digital manufacturing research and innovation within Scotland and beyond.

Offering a fully connected digital manufacturing environment, the Digital Factory will allow organisations to experience and integrate the latest Industry 4.0 technology into their operations.

However, we don’t need to wait for the completion of the new building to get started. Our NMIS Digital Factory teams are well established and engaged in projects with organisations of all sizes across the areas of additive manufacturing, digital manufacturing and design engineering.

Join us for this webinar to learn about the origins of the Digital Factory, the plans for its future how it can benefit your organisation, allowing you to integrate technology to streamline processes, save costs, and reduce waste.

Below are some of the key areas of innovation that we are exploring within the NMIS Digital factory:

  • Intelligent manufacturing
  • Autonomous manufacturing
  • Immersive reality
  • Advanced robotics and cobotics
  • Digitally connected enterprise & supply chains
  • Manufacturing for net zero (remanufacturing, resource efficiency)
  • Digital design and engineering
  • Digital verification

The Engage special webinar series is funded by the National Transition Training Fund (NTTF). The NTTF programme is funded by Scottish Funding Council for the delivery of transition training in Supporting Skills 4.0

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Danny leads R&D activity across various technical areas covering Visualisation VR & AR, Industrial Internet of Things, Data Analytics, Automation, Metrology and Non-Destructive Testing.

Currently, Danny leads both the metrology and digital teams at NMIS and oversees the Smart Factory infrastructure for the NMIS Digital Factory, which opens in late 2022.

With experience covering the entire product and project lifecycle, Rory has developed products for Consumer, Defence, Maritime and Oil & Gas sectors.

In his current position, Rory and his team support innovators from all sectors in conceptual and prototype product development, verification and validation, mechanical design, CAD modelling and draughting, tooling and fixture design.

With over 22 years of experience in an industrial and research environment, Stephen’s expertise has primarily focused on advanced machining processes and direct energy deposition additive manufacturing processes.

As Research Director, Professor Chris Dungey blends academic achievement with significant strategic and operational experience across world-leading industrial, academic and research and technology organisations.  

 Chris was previously at TWI and Lancaster University, where he was the Director of the Joining 4.0 Innovation Centre (J4IC), and has also worked across team and technology leadership roles within Rolls-Royce, Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and GKN.

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Dates & Venues

DateWednesday, May 19, 2021
LocationOnline via Zoom
Duration11:30 - 12:30